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Global innovators in travel and tourism, The Brandman Agency shapes the future of work with new hosted startup partner program, geared towards senior-level practitioners

by | Nov 2, 2020

Top global travel PR agency and travel industry disruptors, The Brandman Agency announces new Partner Program providing the opportunity for experienced, senior-level practitioners to join the Agency’s global network within an industry-first hosted startup format. Adapting to the current business climate and the evolving definition of the workplace, as well as the future of remote work, the new program provides support and assistance for those wishing to be their own boss, while simultaneously building community, a robust marketing network, and fueling the firm’s global expansion.

“Over the course of the last year, it has become clear that today’s business environment demands a new model,” said Melanie Brandman, Founder and CEO of The Brandman Agency. “Building on our legacy as travel industry disruptors, we are excited to provide senior-level industry colleagues a first-of-its-kind opportunity to work independently and remotely without sacrificing the need for community, collaboration, and support. Having started my own agency, I know firsthand just how much capital investment is required and how long it can take to build up enough revenue to take a salary or turn a profit, not to mention gain recognition globally. That is why I am so passionate about providing a less risky and less expensive way for others to build their own businesses through this hosted startup model within the Brandman network.”

Leveraging 20 years of expertise in luxury and lifestyle travel public relations, The Brandman Agency will enter into a limited number of geographically-specific hosted-startup relationships with highly-experienced senior integrated communications professionals including public relations, marketing, digital media, sales representation and more. These relationships present a low cost, low risk pathway for qualified individuals to operate independently with the support, network, infrastructure, and track record of an established international firm.

Already a successful and widely accepted business model amongst travel advisors and real estate agencies, The Brandman Agency cements its global role as an innovative travel company, by becoming the first to adapt this practice specifically for the Public Relations, Marketing and Integrated Communications sector. The Agency has already begun a limited pilot of this program which is resulting in profitable returns for both parties.

Successful candidates are highly motivated, entrepreneurial-minded, and senior-level practitioners with their own network of personal contacts, direct client relationships, and at least 10 years of experience in their particular field. Those seeking to build their businesses while working within an established professional community will benefit from increased credibility and name recognition, access to branding materials, a new business referrals and preferred vendor program, prime office locations – including New York’s 5th Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, personalized coaching, a team of seasoned PR professionals, as well as access to media, influencer, and brand partner contacts. The Agency also offers business administration support, billing, and accounting, as well as an in-house creative content studio with digital and social media capabilities.

A variety of arrangements are possible, and each can be personalized to best suit individual business needs and goals. The Agency will explore opportunities with interested professionals

in a variety of geographic markets and sector verticals including, but not limited to, hospitality, real estate, food and beverage, spa and wellness, liquor and spirits, beauty, fashion, and consumer goods.

Founded by hospitality and luxury lifestyle public relations expert and HSMAI lifetime achievement award-winner Melanie Brandman, The Brandman Agency is top global travel PR agency with offices and representation in New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, and London. Encompassing a group of talented and dedicated multi-lingual hospitality public relations and marketing specialists, the Agency works with some of the world’s most prestigious hospitality brands including Marriott InternationalCOMO Hotels & ResortsCathay Pacific AirwaysLa MamouniaDorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton ReserveRaffles SingaporeViceroy Los CabosThe Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay; and Experience Scottsdale amongst many others. A recognized leader in its field, the Agency has achieved numerous awards and accolades including receiving a 5-star designation in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Best PR Agencies. Most recently, the Agency launched Brandman Digital, a full-service social media practice and content studio offering cutting edge web-based solutions and awareness.

Those interested in the Brandman Partner Program should contact The Brandman Agency by email at PartnerProgram@brandmanagency.com.

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